Today we’re introducing a couple of enhancements to the FontStructor editor.
New “Connecting” Brick Pack
Firstly, we’re adding 58 new bricks to FontStruct.
As the number of available bricks has increased over the years, and with the addition of these new bricks, we’ve decided to break up the “All Bricks” palette into multiple pages or “packs”.
“All Bricks” is now named simply “Bricks” and the currently selected pack is shown in the palette title. Just click on the down arrow to switch packs.
The classic, core bricks will be remain in the default “Core” pack, but now you also have access to the new “Connecting” pack.
The connecting pack includes monoline, biline and triline shapes, curves, lengths, terminals and miscellaneous connectors, which join perfectly and easily with one another. It’s a fun and novel FontStructing experience.
Note that in order for the junctions between these new bricks to match, the connecting points need to be centred within each grid square, so a small gap always remains, to the left and below your designs.
To compensate for this you can use the nudge tool (expert mode) to nudge your glyphs, so that they line up with the origin.
I look forward to seeing what our community can create with these new raw materials. We may add a few more bricks to the connecting pack in the coming weeks.
No more default “Cycle” pen
This has been a very long time coming I know. Now, finally, the standard “simple” pen is the default pen type in the FontStructor, and the cycle pen is an option.